- Report to Congress on the Benefits of the E-Government Initiatives
In February 2008, the Office of Management and Budget submitted to Congress the third annual “Report to Congress on the Benefits of the E-Government Initiatives”. The report outlines the purpose of the E-Government and Line of Business Initiatives and highlights the benefits agencies receive from the initiatives to which they provide funding contributions. Also included are details regarding initiative funding by agency/bureau.
Click here to view the full report. Selected examples of how citizens and Federal employees are benefiting through the use of the Presidential E-Government Initiatives include:
- Recruitment One-Stop - USAJobs.gov, the Federal online recruitment service, receives over 300,000 visits daily from job seekers looking for information regarding career opportunities with the Federal government. This is an increase of 25% over last year.
- IRS Free File - For the 2007 filing season, as of October 2007, by the use of IRS Free File, the government has already saved more than $9 million. In the 2006 filing season, 78% of those who used Free File reported “very” high satisfaction with Free File. And, of those who use Free File in 2006, 95% indicated they plan on using it for 2007.
- E-Travel - The Treasury Department’s participation in the E-Travel initiative allowed the Department to save $402,000 in travel management fees in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007.
- Grants.gov - The applicant community submitted over 180,681 applications with 286,886 submissions received since the beginning of the Grants.gov initiative. For FY 2007, the number of submissions more than doubled the total of the previous year.
- USA Services (USA.gov) - Recently, Time magazine named USA.gov, the official web portal for the U.S. government, as one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without.” USA.gov joins the notable ranks of other websites featured on the “Can’t Live Without” list such as Amazon, eBay, Google, WebMD and Yahoo.com. The article associated with the announcement is located at the following link: 25 Sites We Can’t Live Without.
- GovBenefits.gov - GovBenefits.gov provides a single point of access for citizens to locate information and determine potential eligibility for government benefits and services. In FY 2007, GovBenefits.gov received over 250,000 visits per month by citizens and, provided over 400,000 referrals to benefit programs each month.
Below is a description of the sections included in the report:
- E-Government Report (Initiative Summaries and Agency Narratives) - Provides a summary of the purpose of each E-Government Initiative followed by individual agency reports describing the relevance of the initiatives to which the particular agency provides funds.
- Attachment A (E-Gov Web Screenshots) - Provides images of public interfacing E-Government websites.
- Attachment B (Funding for E-Government by Agency) - Provides, by agency, funding contributions to E-Government Initiatives in which the agency participates. Includes FY 2008 agency contributions.
- Attachment C (Funding for E-Government by Initiative) - Provides, by E-Government Initiative, agency funding contributions to the initiative. Includes FY 2008 agency contributions.
- Attachment D (Breakout of Funding by Agency/Bureau) - Provides a breakout for each agency, by bureau, of funding sources for the E-Government Initiatives in which the agency participates in FY 2008. Both the E-Government funding request and the amount to be provided by agency are reflected. Bureau listing is based on Appendix C of OMB Circular A-11 (“Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget”).
- Attachments E through H (Funding by Agency for FY 2006 & FY 2007) - Provides, by agency and by bureau, funding contributions to E-Government Initiatives in which agencies participated in FY 2006 and FY 2007. This information is as reported in the FY 2006 and the FY 2007 E-Gov Benefits Reports to Congress.
- Attachment I (Funding by Agency for FY 2002 through FY 2005) - Provides, by agency, funding contributions to E-Government Initiatives in which the agency participated in during each year from FY 2002 through FY 2005.
- Attachment J (Initiative Development Status & Risk Plan) - Provides, the current E-Government Initiative Development Status as reported by the initiative. Also includes a note corresponding to the risk plan for each agency.
- Attachment K (E-Gov Initiative Risks) - Provides, the E-Government Initiative risks as reported by the initiative.
- Attachment L (E-Gov Milestones & Goals) - Provides a full lifecycle view of the E-Government Initiatives.
- Attachment M (E-Gov Initiative Funding History) - Provides the E-Gov initiative funding history as reported by managing partner agency publicly available business cases.